Project Description

The Magnum Vinhos Story

Carlos Lucas, Isabelle Clark and Lance Foyster in front of steel tanks at the Magnum winery

Carlos Lucas was a co-founder of Dão Sul back in 1990. He oversaw its growth over 20+ years to become one of Portugal’s most successful wine companies, both on domestic and export markets. In 2012 he left to create his own new company, Magnum Vinhos. Lucia Freitas and Carlos Rodrigues, two of his colleagues at Dão Sul, have remained with him, and are looking after various winemaking projects in Douro, Alentejo and Dão. They are enjoying the opportunity to return to basics and to winemaking on a smaller scale. They have completed a new, contemporary winery, which overlooks Carlos’ own 6 hectare Ribeiro Santo estate, and which was completed in time for the 2014 vintage. It is this estate that is the main focus of the company at present.

Watch a video of Carlos Lucas presenting a new wine: Vinha de Santa Maria Reserva Especial from his cellar. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (April 2020):

Magnum Vinhos Wines

There is a delightful, lively white and three elegant reds: the regular Ribeiro Santo, the Reserva, and a quite remarkable new addition: Grande Escolha, the top new wine.

There is a pair of excellent value white & red called Flor de Maio (Poppy), from a new property in Northern Alentejo. Both red and white are well-packaged and inexpensive.


Code Description Year
CLFMB18B Flor de Maio Branco, Alentejo 2018
CLFMB16B Flor de Maio Branco, Alentejo 2016
CLAUB19B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Branco, Dão 2019
CLAUB16B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Branco, Dão 2016


Code Description Year
CLJAR19B Jardim da Estrela, Dão 2019
CLQRS20B Ribeiro Santo, Dão 2020
CLLIL20B Lilás Tinto, Douro 2020
CLCON16B Ribeiro Santo Concrete, Dão 2016
CLRES17B Ribeiro Santo Reserva, Dão 2017
CLAUT18B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Tinto, Dão 2018